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South African fossils could show man's missing ancestors

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Scholars in human evolution working in South Africa have published details of the most remarkable discovery of fossils in recent decades. The so-called "Sediba fossils" - the skull and bones of an adult female and a juvenile male who lived almost two million years ago - are cited as a possible "transitional species". Researchers say this could represent a bridge between humanity's tree-dwelling ancestors and our more recent forebears who, like us, walked upright.

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